Skip to content
Skip to content

Forest school at Lorna Doone (free)

Join our ranger team for a day of free fun. Build confidence in the outdoors while learning new skills.

  • Booking essential
  • Free event

Join Maia from the West Exmoor ranger team learning new skills like campfire cooking, woodworking, whittling and more.

Our forest school sessions are free, chose between a morning session (10am-12pm) or an afternoon session (1pm-3pm).

Children 7 & under must be supervised by an adult during the session. Normal parking charges apply, free for National Trust members. Tickets only need to be bought for children taking part in the forest school.

The Buttery Café (not national trust) is on site with hot food and drinks available to purchase.

Times

The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895

Suitability

Children are welcome.

Meeting point

The Forest school is next to the main carpark, which is behind the Buttery Café. EX35 6NU

What to bring and wear

Children will need to dress for the weather and wear clothes that can get messy. Please bring plenty of water, snacks and a packed lunch.

Accessibility

Accessible toilet is available on site, ground in the forest school area is uneven.

Other

Children 7 & under must be supervised by an adult during the session. Normal parking charges apply, free for National Trust members. Tickets only need to be bought for children taking part in the forest school.

Upcoming events

Event

Minibeast safari 

Explore the Lorna Doone Valley to discover the insects and minibeast that live there.

Event summary

on
25 Jul to 29 Aug 2024
at
10:30 to 16:00
+ 5 other dates or times
Event

Plant a sunflower 

Plant a sunflower in the Lorna Doone Valley greenhouse.

Event summary

on
26 Jul to 30 Aug 2024
at
11:00 to 16:00
+ 5 other dates or times
Event

Guided River Walk 

Fancy a guided river walk along Badgworthy water taking in the history and wildlife of the valley?

Event summary

on
27 Jul 2024
at
11:30 to 13:00
Event

Breakfast and birdsong 

Enjoy the birdsong outside overlooking the picturesque and tranquil Badgworthy Water. With a coffee or breakfast from the Buttery tea room.

Event summary

on
29 Jul to 26 Aug 2024
at
10:30 to 13:00
+ 4 other dates or times